5559 stress

5559 stress

A state of personal anxiety, strain or tension resulting from the pressures of human life. Scripture indicates a number of causes and means of dealing with stress.

The experience of stress

Ps 38:8; Mk 14:33-39 pp Mt 26:37-44 pp Lk 22:39-46 2Co 1:8 See also Job 6:2; Ps 77:2; Jer 4:19; Jn 12:27; Jn 13:21; Heb 5:7

Possible causes of stress

Disobedience to God’s will Dt 28:65 See also 2Sa 24:14 pp 1Ch 21:13; Ps 38:4; Mt 14:9 pp Mk 6:26

Family ties 1Co 7:33 See also Ge 21:11; Ge 43:6; 1Sa 1:6-16

The burdens of leadership 2Co 11:28 See also Nu 11:14; 2Co 2:4; Heb 13:17

Threats of injury or violence La 1:20 See also Ge 32:7; 1Sa 28:5; 1Ki 19:1-2; Est 7:4; Ps 56:1-2; Jer 19:9

Unjust leaders Ex 5:19; Ne 9:37

The wickedness of others 1Ki 19:14 See also Ro 9:2-3; 2Pe 2:7-8

Academic study Ecc 1:13

The effects of stress

Pr 12:25; Mt 13:22 pp Mk 4:18 pp Lk 8:14 See also 1Ki 19:3-4; Ps 31:9-10; Lk 10:40-41

Appeals to God in stressful situations

Ps 102:2; Jnh 2:2 See also 2Sa 22:7 pp Ps 18:6; 2Ch 20:9; 2Ch 33:12; Ps 4:1; Ps 25:17; Ps 106:44; Ps 120:1

God comforts believers under stress

Ps 94:19; Mt 11:28; 1Pe 5:7 See also 1Sa 30:6; Ps 107:6; Ps 119:143; Jn 14:1,27; Jn 16:33; 2Co 4:8-10; Php 4:6

See also

5056rest
5537sleeplessness
5567suffering, emotional
5582tiredness
5628work
5805comfort
5831depression
5890insecurity
5901loneliness
8713discouragement
8754fear
8849worry